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Title:

The market stall

Maker:

Mieris, Willem van; painter; Dutch artist, 1662-1747

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1730

School/Style:

Dutch

Description:

A woman holds a copper basket of dead poultry and points to some chestnuts, with an older female vendor at her side. On the table are some weights and scales, while behind the pair are some drying onions, eggs in a basket, dried fish hanging on a nail, and gingerbread in the shape of a stag and a militia man. To the right of the young shopper are some more dead fish, and in the background some brooms hang near the door of a house.

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
panel (wood); support

Technique
Description:

oil on panel

Dimension(s):

height, 41.9, cm
width, 35.9, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1816; Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Provenance:

Duke of Chandos, sold London, Cock, 6-8 May 1747 (58, as G. Dou); bt. Sir Matthew Decker, Bart., from whom it presumably descended to his grandson, the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam, Founder of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Earp, F. R.. 1902. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 132

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1929. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1929).London?: p. 131

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1912. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.London?: p. 109

Gerson, Horst. Goodison, J. W.. 1960. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, Dutch and Flemish.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 83-84
pl. 41

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1988. The Dutch Connection: The Founding of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 43
Reproduced.

Avery, Victoria. Calaresu, Melissa. Laven, Mary. 2015. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.London: Philip Wilson Publishersp. 50, 265
Illustrated on page 50 (fig. 36) with a description, #CAT.27

Accession:

Object Number: 36
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 1675; input: 2000-02-01; modified: 2019-09-05)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/1675





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